a more academic picture of me and my
sleep-deprived graduate student, Fran, now Dr. Quinnell, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Northern Michigan Univ.
A great medical web page for parents of preemies
a great support
parents of preemies, Tommy's Cybernursery
a link to the international
support group, Preemie-l
the back of the Mike Hynan tour bus, found
Ireland by my "cousin" Mary Hynan
the front of the tour bus
A talk I have given on "Helping Parents
Cope With A High-Risk Birth: Terror, Grief, Impotence, and Anger"
Another talk I have given for high-risk
parents, "Facing a Life Sentence in the NICU"
A NEW talk I recently gave at the 2001 annual
meeting of the National Perinatal Association. "Assisting the Trembling
Hands that Hold the Tiny Hands: Helping High Risk Parents Improve Neonatal
Outcomes for Their Infants"
link to ordering "Baby Steps" from the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal
A list of
references concerning emotional
distress (inclucing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) in parents of premature
A questionnaire called the Perinatal
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Questionnaire (PPQ). It was
published in Journal of Perinatology. The reference, DeMier et al. is
listed in the set of references in the link just above this. Our
research indicates that mothers of babies hospitalized in a NICU
answer between 6 and 7 of the 14 items "Yes"; mothers of full-term,
healthy infants answer 2.5 of the 14 items, "Yes".